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December 7th Pearl Harbor Memorial and Wreath-Laying Ceremony

Dec 05, 2019 12:00AM ● By By Barry Wyatt, United States Submarine Veterans

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - For the past 33 years, the greater Sacramento area United States Submarine Veterans have honored that date with a Memorial and Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Discovery Park.

This Ceremony was originally started by the Submarine Veterans of WW II, Sacramento Base 33 years ago and has been carried forward every year to date by the Gold Country Base of the United States Submarine Veterans Inc. (USSVI)

It is our goal to keep the memory of December 7, 1941 alive and to honor the heroism, dedication, and painful sacrifice of our service men and women on that fateful day.  

Assisting in this year’s event will be the Marine Patrol Divisions of the Yolo and Sacramento County Sheriff Departments, Cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento and the US Coast Guard auxilary. The ceremony is open to the General Public.

Guest Speaker: Former Sacramento County Sheriff John McGinness

Honor Guard: U.S. Naval Sea Cadets - Sacramento Division

When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 9am (rain or shine)

Where: Discovery Park Sacramento, CA at the confluence of the Sacramento and American Rivers.

The Gold Country Base membership includes Submarine Veterans from the greater Sacramento area including, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano and Yolo Counties. The Base is a chapter of the parent organization, United States Submarine Veterans, a National Veterans Fraternal Organization, founded on the premise, “To perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country”